Golfers hand over donation to Anna’s Hope

Seniors captain John Phipps with Anna's Hope founder Carole Hughes
Seniors captain John Phipps with Anna's Hope founder Carole Hughes

The charity Anna’s Hope has received a £2,750 donation from golfers.

Rutland County Golf Club’s seniors’ team captain John Phipps presented the cheque to the charity’s co-founder Carole Hughes.

The charity was set up by Carole and her husband Rob after their daughter Anna died from a brain tumour when she was three years and eight months old, in 2006.

Since then they have been raising money to help 
children facing the same trauma.

Carole said the money would go towards the newly set up Anna’s Hope Therapy Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital, in Cambridge, where a physiotherapist, speech and language therapist and an occupational therapist will support children under 16 who are being treated for brain tumours.

The money was raised by the club’s seniors’ team through a variety of events including a Captain’s Charity Day with golf, dinner, raffle and putting competition, a raffle for a driver which raised £500, a charity jar on the bar and profits from the sale of Rutland County Golf Club Seniors calendars.

Mr Phipps, who chose Anna’s Hope as his charity during his captaincy year at the club in Great Casterton said: “We’re delighted to have contributed so positively to this local charity which is doing so much good work for young people with brain tumours.”